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2021 Madison County Cabernet Franc EMP

2021 Madison County Cabernet Franc EMP

2021 Madison County Cabernet Franc EMP

We like to say our approach to cabernet franc is more Burgundy than Bordeaux, meaning we look for silky rather than tannic structure and favor the aromatic potential of the grape over the flavor of the barrel. In 2021 we used this approach on cabernet franc, embracing the aromatic complexity of the fruit and with the Madison County Cabernet Franc highlighting a fresher representation of the varietal. We also found that we could heighten the “Franc-ness” of the 2020 with some creative blending. We have always enjoyed using petit manseng to help refine and punctuate cabernet franc’s aromatics, and petit verdot brings some of the color and structure that drops down when using whites in red blending.

Bright red berries and stone fruit, complemented by savoury herbs and dried citrus. The vibrancy of boysenberry, raspberry, plum and orange marmalade are accented by chervil, alfalfa and white pepper. The tannins are elegant and round, with the pallet medium bodied and lively. This wine benefits from serving at slightly cooler temperatures. 

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SKU: 2021MCCabFrancEMV